Anton Corbijn’s prolific work has shaped the image of artists such as Joy Division, U2, Nirvana, Metalica, Depeche Mode or R.E.M. But what drives the photographer, filmmaker and video artist who has been hidden from the public for so long?
INSIDE OUT explores Corbijn’s persona, uncovering his motivation and inherent conflict as an artist, between audience’s admiration and personal loneliness and the unique iconography he created.
With critical and insightful interviews from artists like Bono, George Clooney, but most of all Corbijn himself, we follow him to his current and childhood homes and his places of work, studio and film set to reveal the portrait of one of the most significant artists of post-modern pop culture.
A unique and revelatory look at the drama and conflict inherent in the man himself: the sacrifice of his private life versus his meteoric career, his commercial success versus his desire for artistic recognition, and his audience’s admiration versus his personal loneliness.